Born deaf in Newent, Gloucestershire, and learned to read and write at a small local school. He may then have attended the Braidwood academy for the deaf in Hackney, though this is not proven. He then entered the Royal Academy Schools for training in art and painting. Exhibited his work at the Royal Academy Schools from 1792 onwards. Specialized in miniature portraits. Married Elizabeth Carpenter, probably also deaf, in 1812.
Deaf Lives, p.5-6; Paintings by Deaf and Deafened Artists; Britain's Deaf Heritage.
__ January 1772-ca.1830